Home Break Ins – Facts From LV= Insurance

Click on the link below to read 11 facts from LV Insurance about home break ins and suggestions to make your property more secure and deter burglars.

https://lv.com/atheart/features/11-facts-about-home-break-ins-to-help-you-stay-secure-this-winter

The Master Locksmiths Association director of business development Steffan George recommends securing your home and buying contents insurance wherever you live.

Access Control

Access control for upvc doors

 

One of our clients required an access control system for upvc doors. Clubb Security came up with a solution where others had failed with a Borg mechanical digital lock to replace the existing handles, resulting in a happy customer with cost effective access control for 3 door sets. Contact us for access control solutions – electrical or mechanical.

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Security Logos

Security logos to look for before employing a locksmith and buying locks to meet insurance standards. These logos will help in making the right decision to avoid poor workmanship and the need to upgrade locks to meet your insurer’s requirements. Clubb Security is the only Master Locksmiths Approved Company and Which Trusted Traders endorsed locksmiths based in Tunbridge Wells, here to help contact us https:/www.clubbsecurity.co.uk

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High Security Cylinders

High security cylinders TS007 3 star anti snap, anti drill, anti bump and anti pick are being installed today. These 4 pExtra Guard cylinders will offer the home owner maximum protection on all 4 external doors along with the convenience of 1 key fits all and the added benefit of key duplication security. To have your property properly protected by pExtra Guard TS007 3 star high security cylinders Contact us. We believe the TS007 3 star standard will in time become the insurance industry requirement, like BS3621 is the insurance standard for lever locks.

Cutting Keys To Period Locks

Spent a satisfying 4 hours in the workshop cutting keys to period locks by hand where the customer had no keys. After an additional servicing the locks work very smoothly.

Traditional locksmithing skills are one of our specialities, contact us

Slamming Door To Lock – Handy Tip

Slamming door to get it to lock?  One of the causes could be because the lock bolt needs lubricating.  Metal on metal friction prevents the latch from passing smoothly into the lock keep (strike).  It is so easy to remedy this particular problem.  A quick spray of WD-40 (if you haven’t got any a bit of butter will do) on the bolt will cure it.  You wont believe the number of times I get called out for this.  The customer has been slamming the door for so long that the frame fixings have loosened and sometimes the bolt is bent.  The main entrance door to a block of flats I visited recently was just being left open due to this problem and resulted in one of the flats being burgled.

A small can of WD-40 is a must in all store cupboards/garages/toolboxes.

For more handy tips have a look at our news blogs http://www.clubbsecurity.co.uk/news

 

Secure Your Home With Locks and Alarm Systems

The clocks have gone back, burglars take advantage of long dark nights. Time to make sure you secure your home with your locks and alarm systems before you go out.

Householders are being warned to beware of a spike in home burglaries as the clocks go back.  Co-operative Insurance said that the number of home and motor insurance claims usually shoots up after British summer time ends. Having analysed data since 2013, the insurer has found that home theft claims surge by about 38 per cent in the five months after the clocks go back, compared to claims during the five preceding months.

Give yourself time, it doesn’t take much to check that all your windows and doors are properly locked, set your alarm if you have one before you leave home.

One of the best tips is take time to make sure that you don’t leave any keys in door locks, these are visible to burglars who check for this and can see them through other windows.

Look after yourselves, BURGLARIES ARE NO LONGER A POLICE PRIORITY – see our post dated 28 July 2015.

 

Lock Change Service

Can a stranger let themselves into your house? We always advise on changing the locks when you move into a new property and this morning’s customer is the perfect example of why it is so important. A lady rang needing her front door lock to be changed as soon as possible. It transpired in the conversation that they had got up and gone down stairs this morning to find a strange man fast asleep on their sofa! It turned out that he was a friend of the previous owner! Mmmmm. Do you know who has keys to your home? CHANGE YOUR DOOR LOCKS WHENEVER YOU MOVE IN.

For a lock change service when you move Contact us

Burglaries No Longer A Police Priority

This morning I watched some of Victoria Derbyshire’s news programme on the BBC.  She had a studio interview with Sara Thornton, Chair of the National Police Chiefs Council, about the changes to policing that we must expect.  It is upsetting news for victims of burglary as it will not be investigated with any urgency.  Cases of burglary will not be a priority to attend as quickly as they have been in the past and ‘they may attend to collect evidence’, does that mean that they may not attend at all?  Good news for the burglars, bad news for victims – you’re on your own!

If you would like a free survey or any advice regarding the security of your property Contact us

Locking Your Multi Point Lock (MPL) Door

I am seeing an astonishing number of people who do not know how to correctly lock their multi point locking doors, they just pull them closed behind them when they go out – the door isn’t locked. Please remember to lock it properly by lifting the handle and turning your key in the lock, if you don’t it is just latched and easy for a burglar to bypass without damage giving issues with any insurance claim.